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Republican EPA chiefs to Congress: Act on climate
Associated Press ^ | Jun 18, 2014 11:15 AM EDT | Dina Cappiello

Posted on 06/18/2014 9:52:52 AM PDT by Olog-hai

Top environmental officials for four Republican presidents are telling Congress what many Republican lawmakers won’t: Action is needed on global warming.

EPA administrators for Richard Nixon, George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush and Ronald Reagan said Wednesday they hoped to inject reason into a debate that is increasingly colored by politics. …

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Chit/Chat; Miscellaneous; Society; Weather
KEYWORDS: ccdoubledown; climatechange; climatechangefraud; climatechangehoax; epa; glibalwarming; globalwarming; globalwarminghoax; gope; gopestablishment; leethomas; rinos; ruckelshaus; toddwhitman; williamreilly

1 posted on 06/18/2014 9:52:52 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

When all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.


2 posted on 06/18/2014 9:55:34 AM PDT by TruthInThoughtWordAndDeed (Yahuah Yahusha)
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To: Olog-hai

These people are dumber than jackasses. Global warming is a hoax. Trying to change the worlds climate is impossible. Wake up you idiots.


3 posted on 06/18/2014 9:59:09 AM PDT by mulligan (I)
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To: Olog-hai

Bump


4 posted on 06/18/2014 9:59:44 AM PDT by lowbridge
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To: Olog-hai
Why no names? Did they request anonymity?

No names, no sale, AP.

5 posted on 06/18/2014 10:00:01 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: Olog-hai

Proving the EPA sucks and should be disbanded.


6 posted on 06/18/2014 10:03:57 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Radicalized via the Internet)
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To: Olog-hai

Hmmmm. Act on climate. That to me would mean dismantling the major portions of the epa and restricting them to actual science and not *con-science.

*Consensus science.


7 posted on 06/18/2014 10:04:09 AM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Nascarian. Race: Daytonafivehundrian)
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To: Olog-hai
they hoped to inject reason into a debate that is increasingly colored by politics

Too bad they don't favor injecting some FACTS into the "debate".

8 posted on 06/18/2014 10:05:08 AM PDT by grobdriver (Where is Wilson Blair when you need him?)
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To: Olog-hai

Well, junk science is now officially settled. No wonder we have had no energy policy going all the way back to Pres. Reagan. The DOE is terminal.


9 posted on 06/18/2014 10:07:17 AM PDT by shove_it (long ago Orwell and Rand warned us of Obama's America)
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To: Olog-hai

So its “bipartisan” and “injecting reason” when a bunch of liberal Republicans say that we need to jack up taxes, halt growth and spend a fortune on “climate change”, but when, as the article notes, a bunch of Democrat coal miners flood the chamber to protest the loss of their jobs, its not “bipartisan.”


10 posted on 06/18/2014 10:08:30 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: Olog-hai

I wonder what the quid pro quo was for getting these morons to trot out and do this?


11 posted on 06/18/2014 10:08:56 AM PDT by afsnco
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To: Olog-hai

NOAA shows ‘the pause’ in the U.S. surface temperature record over nearly a decade

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/3165165/posts

but is ‘the pause’ really a slight decline? Humm.


12 posted on 06/18/2014 10:09:44 AM PDT by MulberryDraw (Repeal it.)
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To: Olog-hai
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13 posted on 06/18/2014 10:10:35 AM PDT by februus
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

In Texas the EPA flexed its muscle and lowered the highway speeds in Houston even though they subsequently acknowledged that it would not impact Houston’s pollution level.

And they don’t even HAVE that power, that belongs to the LEGISLATURE.


14 posted on 06/18/2014 10:10:57 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: Olog-hai

If ever there were an affirmative action post, it is the EPA head. We need to shut it down completely.


15 posted on 06/18/2014 10:20:07 AM PDT by gspurlock (http://www.backyardfence.wordpress.com)
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To: skeeter

Name at:

http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3169346/posts


16 posted on 06/18/2014 10:23:13 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: Olog-hai
Change the climate of the entire world on our own? No problem!

Build a fence and secure our borders? Impossible!

17 posted on 06/18/2014 10:24:59 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys-Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat-But they know what's best for you.)
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To: Olog-hai

It’s the Sun’s fault. Blow it up.


18 posted on 06/18/2014 10:28:39 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: thackney
Yeah, I saw. William Ruckelshaus, Christine Whitman.

Still no sale.

19 posted on 06/18/2014 10:29:09 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: N. Theknow
It is well past time for the people to begin public tribunals that prosecute the heretics who continue the drive for the US to reduce consumption of fossil fuels, especially coal.
These traitors need real penalties to force them to shut up or produce real evidence. Enough with the Alinsky tactics
already from these frauds!
There needs to be a forum that will hear the case of man made geo-engineering and weather manipulation as well!
20 posted on 06/18/2014 10:35:02 AM PDT by free from tyranny
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To: Olog-hai

The thing that always pisses me off with these Congressional witnesses is that they sit on their high horses and scream “do something” without any thought to how it will be paid for. What are we supposed to do? Spend a trillion dollars? Cut back GDP by 2% or 3% a year? Tax “the rich” at 100%? Tax the middle class at 50%? And let’s say we do it. Then how do we know whether all this expense is working?


21 posted on 06/18/2014 10:47:07 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: Olog-hai

All of the un-named repubs work for Goldman Sachs, expediting the return of carbon credits commodities markets.

When you have an investment firm who is part of the government, all objective financial advice goes out the window.

The fact is, we are heading for another mini-ice age (200 yr. cycle) and anything to decrease global warming (per se) would make Goldman look like geniuses, when what they are doing is manipulating and criminal


22 posted on 06/18/2014 11:09:54 AM PDT by John S Mosby (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: Olog-hai; All
With all due respect to the family and friends of the late President Nixon, Nixon was wrong to sign the bill which established the EPA imo.

More specifically, and as mentioned in related threads, with the exception of the federal entities indicated by the Constitution's Clause 17 of Section 8 of Article I as an example, entities under the exclusive legislative control of Congress, the states have never delegated to Congress, via the Constitution, the specific power to legislatively address environmental issues.

But there is another problem because a third-party, the EPA, is actually regulating the environment. Regarding this problem, note that the Founding States had made the first numbered clauses in the Constitution, Sections 1-3 of Article I, to clarify that all federal legislative / regulatory powers are vested in the elected members of Congress, not in the executive or judicial branches, or in non-elected federal bureaucrats like those running the EPA.

So even if Congress had the constitutional authority to regulate environmental issues, it remains that Congress doesn't have the constitutional authority delegate such powers to non-elected bureaucrats imo. When Congress delegates legislative power to non-elected bureaucrats, Congress is wrongly protecting federal legislative powers from the wrath of the voters in blatant defiance of Sections 1-3 mentioned above.

Therefore, if these "Republican" EPA bureaucrats want to keep their jobs, they ultimately need to do the following. They need to inspire Congress to propose an amendment to the Constitution to the states which will not only repeal Sections 1 of Article I, but will also grant Congress the specific power to regulate environmental issues which it can then delegate to the EPA. And if the states should choose to ratify such an amendment, then the EPA would actually have the constitutional authority that it needs to regulate the environment.

23 posted on 06/18/2014 11:16:12 AM PDT by Amendment10
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To: Olog-hai

My guess is these clowns are all lobbiests working for companies that have investments in the global warming fraud. A crony capitalist’s dream come true.

In witless Whitman’s case, its probably to benefit her investment rich hubby. But hey, she may be stupid, but like a 20 mph running T. rex which only needs to be faster than a duckbill, she only needs to be smarter than the jerks who listen to her.


24 posted on 06/18/2014 11:49:24 AM PDT by ZULU (Impeach Obama NOW.)
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To: Olog-hai
...EPA administrators for Richard Nixon, George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush and Ronald Reagan said Wednesday they hoped to inject unrestrained bias reason into a debate that is decreasingly increasingly colored by reason politics.
25 posted on 06/18/2014 1:28:09 PM PDT by LoneRangerMassachusetts (The meek shall not inherit the Earth)
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To: free from tyranny
It is well past time for the people to begin public tribunals that prosecute the heretics who continue the drive for the US to reduce consumption of fossil fuels, especially coal.

I think there needs to be a recognition that there's a difference between making a good-faith effort to obey the law, versus trying to avoid violating the law so egregiously as to be punished. Those who make a good faith effort to obey the law should generally not be punished if their judgment differs from that of someone else in deciding what is reasonable, but those who try to figure out how much they can get away with should not be entitled to such protection.

26 posted on 06/18/2014 3:51:44 PM PDT by supercat (Renounce Covetousness.)
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To: Olog-hai
EPA administrators for Richard Nixon, George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush and Ronald Reagan said Wednesday they hoped to inject reason into a debate that is increasingly colored by politics. …

WHAT?????

27 posted on 06/18/2014 3:54:01 PM PDT by Osage Orange (I have strong feelings about gun control. If there's a gun around, I want to be controlling it.)
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28 posted on 06/18/2014 6:57:43 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Of COURSE bacon is good for you!!!)
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To: Olog-hai

Apparently, the main qualification for heading up the EPA is that you must be an idiot.


29 posted on 06/19/2014 12:33:20 AM PDT by Rocky (The further a society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those who speak it. George Orwell)
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To: Rocky
Apparently, the main qualification for heading up the EPA is that you must be an idiot.

WE HAVE A WINNER!

30 posted on 06/19/2014 12:54:55 AM PDT by cva66snipe ((Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?))
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To: skeeter

“EPA administrators”

Note that administrator isn’t capitalized, so they’re not appointees or the EPA heads. These could be lowly “administrators” who are lifetime government employees across those presidencies.

They likely could have said, “...for Nixon, Ford, Carter” until they retired.


31 posted on 06/20/2014 3:24:18 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

You cannot even know if they’re Republicans at all.


32 posted on 06/20/2014 3:25:05 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: a fool in paradise

Why did conservative Texas roll over, then?


33 posted on 06/20/2014 3:48:13 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: John S Mosby

Great catch and that known liar William Ruckelshaus is part of the group tells us all we need to know.


34 posted on 06/20/2014 3:49:34 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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